Our startup got selected/invited to attend the fall 2011 DEMO Conference in Silicon Valley. We didn't get the free pass/scholarship. The organizers are asking for $8k to attend the conf to demo our product. We don't do social or mobile apps, is it worth it to attend this conf?
It seems they select 50-60 startups to debut their products. Out of which probably a handful may get press coverage. We are not sure if it is worth our while to plunk $8k at this early stage?
Anyone with a self funded startup attended this conf? What was your experience?
Thanks for any feedback.